Dr. Danielo Caceffo

Since 2020, Daniele Caceffo has been Head of Line of Business – Agriculture Italy for Gruppo Cattolica Assicurazioni.

He holds the position of Head of Atmospheric Risks (Assumption and Casualties), Animal Risks (Assumption and Casualties), Agricultural Companies, Monitoring Unit, Group Agri-Food Observatory.

Director of Tua Assicurazioni for weather-related insurance (Assumption and Casualties), Daniele Caceffo has acquired a long experience in the Italian Agri-food sector with a specialization in the world of Viticulture and Enology.

His position at Cattolica Assicurazioni has guaranteed him twenty years of experience in the world of agricultural risks in the insurance field (employment and liquidation) and risk management in agriculture.

With his family, he has also been an entrepreneur since 1996 in the field of agribusiness, managing the “Principe Amedeo” farm in Custoza-Sommacampagna (VR), the Maria Vittoria farm in Custoza di Sommacampagna (VR), and 3 shops selling typical products in Veneto.

Managing the risk insurance of the Italian wine assets

Italian viticulture is a world-wide excellence and a very important part of the agricultural risk portfolio of the market.

One of the most important problems facing the wine-growing world today is climate. Climate change has amplified the frequency and catastrophic scale of extreme natural events in recent years.

This condition implies not only dissatisfaction on the part of the winegrowers with the standardized insurance instruments but also the non-sustainability of these instruments by the insurance companies, which also see a concentration of risk in the areas most prone to the above-mentioned calamitous events.

Therefore, there is an increasing need for advanced forms of risk management in agriculture that take account of specific needs.

In this context, since 2019 Cattolica Assicurazioni, in addition to the standard insurance offer, has developed the insurance product “Uve di Pregio” dedicated to high-quality wine production, to meet the specific insurance needs of producers, their vineyards and the particular production characteristics of the individual DOC.

As a new frontier, the “Agrifood Sandbox Project” was launched to evaluate the use of blockchain in parametric policies to cover risks from natural disasters in the agricultural supply chain. An innovative and experimental project that brings together the main Italian players in the field of innovation and risk management in agriculture.

The aim is to support the evolution of the agricultural risk management system, its digitalization, administrative simplification and sustainability.